Category Archives: Life in Switzerland

Wedding Bells in Switzerland, or, How (not) to organise your wedding…

The fifth and last …in Switzerland novella is out, and to celebrate, the first, A Lake in Switzerland, is absolutely free for a few days! So if you haven’t tried the novellas yet, grab A Lake… and see how you … Continue reading

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Springtime in N.E. Switzerland… 🇨🇭

It hasn’t been one of those balmy springs. We had a mild(ish) March, followed by a distinctly chilly April-May, so much so that almost everyone I know retrieved their winter jackets from wherever they’d put them away to in March, … Continue reading

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Chocolate… 🍫

Easter isn’t about confectionary, but for most of us, chocolate is involved somewhere along the way… Chocolate eggs… Chocolate bunny… Chocolate cake… Chocolate buttons… Chocolate ice cream… Chocolate biscuits… Chocolate sandwich… Hot chocolate… Or simply… chocolate… I wish you all … Continue reading

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The week the snow came…

At 430m above sea, my home here in the north-east is in one of the lowest areas in Switzerland. In winter, it regularly happens that while everywhere else is being sprinkled with scenic whiteness from above, we get rain. And … Continue reading

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2018 – the best of times and the worst of times. A minimalist’s version.

I’ve done a ‘minimalist’s’ New Year post ever since my first book was published, but this year I have to say I hesitated. 2018 truly was an annus horribilus, starting with the death of my father in January and continuing … Continue reading

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Christmas Tag… 🎄 #Festive #Fun

A week or two back I came across a series of fun Christmas questions on lovely Shelley Wilson’s blog – so I accepted her open invitation to join in. What would your answers be? What is your favourite Christmas film? … Continue reading

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A walk around the old town…

Arbon has been here for many, many years. Centuries, in fact – it has connections to an Irish monk called Gallus who died here in 646. We have a castle, part of the original town wall still stands, and the … Continue reading

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Four trains, two boats and a bus in Switzerland…

A couple of weeks ago, a friend and I took ourselves on a trip to the island of Ufenau, near the south end of Lake Zürich. Early-morning haze was hanging in the air as I stood waiting for the train … Continue reading

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Christmas in Switzerland…

…is on pre-order now for Tuesday 6th November. From the first of Advent to the plans for Christmas Day, follow Stacy & Co as the Lakeside Hotel has its first ever Swiss Christmas. What happens on December 4th, traditionally? And … Continue reading

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Autumn? in Switzerland…

It’s late this year. The woods across from my balcony are turning, yes, but not very far or fast. We can’t scrunch through autumn leaves as we wander along the trails, and the predominant colour is still green. So let’s … Continue reading

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